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Peter Haining – The Satanists

Posted by glampunk on August 28, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Satanists (Neville Spearman, 1969, Mayflower, 1971)

The Satanists

Peter Haining – Modern Satanism: The Facts

Montague Summers – The Satanic Mass
E. F. Benson – The Sanctuary
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Sorceries
H. P. Lovecraft – The Festival
August Derleth – The Watcher From The Sky
Dennis Wheatley – The Black Magician (extract from “The Satanist”)
Aleister Crowley – The Initiation
Margaret Irwin – The Book
Cleve Cartmill – No News Today
Robert Bloch – Spawn Of The Dark One (AKA Sweet Sixteen)

Black Magic Battle In The Church (short article from ‘The Sun’)

Haining’s essay is pretty sober in comparison to the mighty A. V. Sellwood collaberation “Devil Worship In Britain” (Corgi, 1964)

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Montague Summers – Witchcraft & Black Magic

Posted by glampunk on August 27, 2007

Montague Summers – Witchcraft & Black Magic (Arrow, 1964: originally Rider, 1946)

Montague Summers Witchcraft And Black Magic

Witchcraft. Black Magic. Satanism. Call it by what name you will. The cult of the Devil is the most terrible power at work in the world today.

Witchcraft – the religion of wickedness – did not end in the eighteenth century. For then demonism was rampant in England. Satanists in the highest places joined Hellfire Clubs. The celebration of the Black Mass with its obscene, brutal, impious rites became a flagrant scandal. The same evils threaten us today from the shadows.

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